Mario Matteoli

Mario Matteoli

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Country and folk influenced rock and roll, Mario's debut solo album,"Hard Luck Hittin'," was well received by fans and critics alike. Some likened the album to the "acoustic solitude of Neil Young or the depressed world spun by Townes Van Zandt," while others simply described it as "fantastic."

Biography

Mario Matteoli was born and raised in Eureka, California. He started playing guitar at age 14, listening to the likes of Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Clarence White. After playing in various bluegrass and rock and roll bands and a brief stint at the local university, Matteoli packed his bags with buddies Brian Salvi and Darren Hoff and moved to Austin, Texas to form the premier touring act, The Weary Boys. For the last six years his primary focus has been writing songs, singing and playing lead guitar for the band. The Weary Boys produced six albums, the majority of the songs written by Matteoli. Matteoli self-released his first solo album, Hard Luck Hittin' in June 2006. Hard Luck was well received by fans and critics alike. Some likened the album to the "acoustic solitude of Neil Young or the depressed world spun by Townes Van Zandt," while others simply described it as "fantastic." Matteoli graced the BMI stage at the most recent Austin City Limits Festival and has opened for ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell and Southern Culture on the Skids. He is a favorite in and around Austin either as a solo act, or as a full rock show with a backup band made up of some of the best players around, including Matt Hubbard, Jeff Johnston, and members of Louisiana's Red Stick Ramblers. The Weary Boys went their separate ways and Mario has been on his own since January 2007. He's now busy working on his second album.

Lyrics

United Nations

Written By: Mario Matteoli

You can take my body, baby
You can take my mind
Go ahead and take the rest of it later
Go ahead and take your sweet time

I once was a whole human being
with two arms and two legs
I had a heart some might say it was golden,
but all that gold has just melted away

Someone please call United Nations
Tell them to leave the world alone
Cancel all the invitations
Jesus might be coming home

Jumpin' Jolie, my kid little sister
Golden hair and sparkling blue eyes
Climbing trees out in the back yard
Growing up despite my surprise

I'm living in this growing city
Dreaming up some kind of farm
Montana, ranching, raising cattle
Never doing nobody any harm

Someone please call United Nations
Tell them to leave the world alone
Cancel all the invitations
Jesus might be coming home

Living large, living single
Plenty of nights out on the town
Always humming some sort of jingle
Never feeling like nobody is around

I take my breaks when I can get 'em
I break my back smoking cigarettes
I can hang on by a shoe string
I can live with nothing left

Someone please call United Nations
Tell them to leave the world alone
Cancel all the invitations
Jesus might be coming home

Jolie Blon

Written By: Mario Matteoli

Jolie Blon, Jolie Blon
Won't you come back, you've been away too long
Jolie Blon, I'll be true
I will die as a faithful man to you

Tomorrow is too long a time from now
I don't think I'll stand another day
I'm so much better off when you're around
Won't you come back and take my pain away

Jolie Blon, Please say yes
Won't you come back that I might get some rest
Jolie Blon, It is true
A man is hypnotized by eyes so blue

Tomorrow is too long a time from now
I don't think I'll stand another day
I'm so much better off when you're around
Won't you come back and take my pain away

Jolie Blon, Don't you know
I've loved you for a thousand years or more
Jolie Blon, I can't sleep
When I close my eyes, it's only you I see

Tomorrow is too long a time from now
I don't think I'll stand another day
I'm so much better off when you're around
Won't you come back and take my pain away

Jolie Blon, Jolie Blon
Won't you come back, you've been away too long
Jolie Blon, Don't you know
I've loved you for a thousand years or more

Discography

Hard Luck Hittin'
June 2006

Set List

1) To Call My Own
2) Jumpin Jolie
3) Best Friend
4) Bleedin' My Heart
5) You Follow Yours, I'll Follow Mine
6) Never Get a Girl Like You
7) Come and Be With Me
8) What to Do
9) Sun Keeps Beatin' Down
10)Hard Luck Hittin'
11)Jolie Blon
12)Hope in Nothing
13)Thinking About Nothing
14)United Nations
15)Happy Birthday From Wyoming
16)Never Met a Girl Like You Before (Kinks cover)

I have enough original material for two one-hour sets.